February 25, 2018

Glucomannan+ by Swanson review


Glucomannan+  by Swanson

ACTION: Suppresses appetite.

SOLD AS: Capsules.

INGREDIENTS: Two’ capsules contain: “psyllium husk fiber, 600 mg; konjac glucomannan, 450 mg; apple pectin, 300 mg; chitosan (93 percent deacetylated), 300 mg; guar gum, 300 mg; oat bran fiber, 300 mg; chromium (50 percent from Chromax chromium picolinate, 50 percent from chromium polynicolinate), 150 meg; gyrnnema sylvestre extract (25 percent gymnemic acids), 75 mg; C-carnitine-and-lcarnitine/” >L-carnitine tartrate, 30 mg.

HOW TO TAKE IT: Package directions advise taking 2 to 3 capsules 3 times per day with water.

WHAT IS IT SUPPOSED TO DO: The psyllium, glucomannan, apple pectin, guar gum, and oat bran create a feeling of fullness; the chromium and gymnema reduce cravings for sugar and carbohydrates; and chitosan absorbs fat.

COMMENTS: The fiber ingredients-psyllium, glucomannan, apple pectin, guar gum, and oat bran- probably are very effective as a laxative, but only if you drink at least 64 ounces of water daily when using this product so as to promote removal of the fiber. Using stimulant laxatives, nevertheless, is not a powerful or safe technique for losing weight. Chitosan has been shown to be an ineffective product. If you have diabetes and are taking insulin or any antidiabetic medications, talk to your physician prior to taking this or any product that contains chromium. Chromium is able to lower insulin resistance, modify the type or amount of medication required to control diabetes, and alter the frequency with which blood-sugar tracking should be done.